Personal Stories

Lauren's Story

When Lauren fainted on her ninth birthday, her mom, Theresa, called Lauren's paediatrician. Because other tests didn't give enough information to make a diagnosis, Lauren's doctor decided to give Lauren a Medtronic Reveal® Insertable Cardiac Monitor.

Alice's Story

Over a period of several years, Alice experienced several fainting episodes, one of which ended with her being transported to a local emergency room. Alice's doctor recommended a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor, which could help him to diagnose her condition.

Leslie's Story

Leslie grew up believing fainting was a sign of weakness. "So after I fainted, I would get right back up and keep on going." One day, Leslie fainted while shopping. This time, Leslie decided to get her fainting spells checked out.

Margie's Story

Margie visited her doctor after fainting in the dentist's chair. Her doctor ordered some tests, but couldn’t find anything wrong with her. He referred her to a specialist, who prescribed a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor.

Eleanore's Story

One morning, Eleanore collapsed in the bathroom. Hospital tests suggested that her collapse could be related to her heart's electrical system. To confirm a diagnosis, Eleanore's heart specialist implanted a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor.

Robert's Story

Robert experienced fainting spells at the grocery store, at work, and at choir practice. Robert's doctor decided to give him a Medtronic Reveal Insertable Cardiac Monitor to continuously record his heart rhythm, linking his heart's activity to his fainting spells.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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